SIR Ripley Branch #53 8-15-2019

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Benita Mattioli, whose husband Pete managed the legendary Condor Club in San Francisco in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, will speak at the Aug. 28 luncheon of Sons in Retirement Branch #53 at Oakmont’s newly remodeled East Recreation Center. 

Mattioli, who wrote the book Three Nights at the Condor, will take the audience on a wild ride through her husband’s time at the helm of the North Beach nightclub. The club was made famous by topless shows and the well known Carol Doda. 

Branch #53 meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the East Recreation Center, 7902 Oakmont Drive. A social hour starts at 11 a.m. with luncheon at noon catered by A La Heart Catering. Any Oakmont man interested in attending this presentation and/or membership should contact Dave McCuan at 539-3028. Ladies are welcome at 1 p.m. to hear the speaker. 

An additional activity offered by Branch #53 is a visit to the Open Cockpit Day for Vietnam War Aircraft Aug. 17 at the Pacific Air Museum in Santa Rosa. Aircraft on display include helicopters and fighter jets with speeds of more than 1,000mph. Admission is $7. Contact Ed Kelleher at for details. 



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